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Z77X UD5H seems to have died

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi. I've been having an unusual issue with my motherboard. After using it for quite some extended periods of time, when I switched it down and turn it on again I got a BIOS CORRUPTED message and the system immediately tried to fix it. I posted it in several occasions here looking for help but no one could give a solution, and since it happened quite offen it became annoying so I choose to flash the bios. For several days the problem seemed to have gone away but unfortunately it came back. And this time the recovery protocol didn't occur.

 

instead I got a "db" on the debug onboard display, which according to the manual it meant there was a problem with the bios or flashing, which I assumed was because of the new bios,cause it wasn't fully compatible (maybe cause it was a beta) and couldn't launch the dual bios recovery protocol. But after thinking I figured out I could try switching to the second bios, and voila, the system immediately detected the other corrupted bios and proceded to fix it.

 

i thought it was cool. If I ever run again to this jut have to switch between bios and it will fix itself. But it wasn't the case. Today it happened again and immediately try to do the trick and this time didn't work. The debug led shows the "db" code in both bios and won't load. No beeping, no video, no UEFI, not a single thing. Now can't flash it back and already ran out of ideas. 

 

Any idea about what could I do? I'm trusting you guys to revive my precious. Thanks.

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I'm unfamiliar with this board, but I know on my Intel board there is a jumper I have to switch to allow the BIOS to be over-writable. Is that something that was neglected to do, preventing a true correction of the BIOS? I'll be back in about 8-9 hours for additional help, sorry.


COMPUTER: Mobile Battlestation  |  CPU: INTEL I7-8700k |  Motherboard: Asus z370-i Strix Gaming  | GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 FTW ACX 3.0 | Cooler: Scythe Big Shuriken 2 Rev. b |  PSU: Corsair SF600 | HDD: Samsung 860 evo 1tb

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, FAQBytes said:

I'm unfamiliar with this board, but I know on my Intel board there is a jumper I have to switch to allow the BIOS to be over-writable. Is that something that was neglected to do, preventing a true correction of the BIOS? I'll be back in about 8-9 hours for additional help, sorry.

Thanks for replying. As far as I know, such thing never happened. But y my neighborhood we've been having unexpected blackouts. If electrical failures qualifies as such, is the best I can come out with. But none of this happened while flashing the bios so it technically shouldn't be the case

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11 hours ago, seth125 said:

Thanks for replying. As far as I know, such thing never happened. But y my neighborhood we've been having unexpected blackouts. If electrical failures qualifies as such, is the best I can come out with. But none of this happened while flashing the bios so it technically shouldn't be the case

Again, I'm not familiar with your board, but it seems like I'm the only one responding, so I'll keep trying. 

 

This OP seems to have had the same issue in the first two pages and seems to have fixed it. 

https://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte/48965-gigabyte-ga-z77x-ud5h-weird-power-issue-db-post-error-rma-3.html

 

If not, just tag me and I'll keep trying.


COMPUTER: Mobile Battlestation  |  CPU: INTEL I7-8700k |  Motherboard: Asus z370-i Strix Gaming  | GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 FTW ACX 3.0 | Cooler: Scythe Big Shuriken 2 Rev. b |  PSU: Corsair SF600 | HDD: Samsung 860 evo 1tb

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
11 hours ago, FAQBytes said:

Again, I'm not familiar with your board, but it seems like I'm the only one responding, so I'll keep trying. 

 

This OP seems to have had the same issue in the first two pages and seems to have fixed it. 

https://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte/48965-gigabyte-ga-z77x-ud5h-weird-power-issue-db-post-error-rma-3.html

 

If not, just tag me and I'll keep trying.

Thank yo so much! It actually helped. I believed the bios chip to be dead for good cause if it wouldn't even get to POST there was no way it could possibly be reflashed -or fixed whatsoever.

 

i removed the batt, memories, drives, gpu for around half an hour and cleaned the CMOS. Put everything back in place and didn't even said the bios was corrupted, just to load optimized default. 

 

Again thanks!

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1 hour ago, seth125 said:

Thank yo so much! It actually helped. I believed the bios chip to be dead for good cause if it wouldn't even get to POST there was no way it could possibly be reflashed -or fixed whatsoever.

 

i removed the batt, memories, drives, gpu for around half an hour and cleaned the CMOS. Put everything back in place and didn't even said the bios was corrupted, just to load optimized default. 

 

Again thanks!

Super glad I could help. I just want to make sure this doesn't happen in the future, but I'm not seeing any glaring issues at the moment. 

Tag me if it ever happens again.


COMPUTER: Mobile Battlestation  |  CPU: INTEL I7-8700k |  Motherboard: Asus z370-i Strix Gaming  | GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 FTW ACX 3.0 | Cooler: Scythe Big Shuriken 2 Rev. b |  PSU: Corsair SF600 | HDD: Samsung 860 evo 1tb

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
14 hours ago, FAQBytes said:

Super glad I could help. I just want to make sure this doesn't happen in the future, but I'm not seeing any glaring issues at the moment. 

Tag me if it ever happens again.

Well, well, welll... it happened again. I used my system last night after got it working, and turned it off this morning. When came back home the mobo couldn't get passed the POST and the debug led is stuck in "db" again.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

It might sound crazy but my theory is the BIOS chip got corrupted on its own a while ago, keeping in mind I have this board since 2013. Updating the bios didn't fix it, and I would say made things even worse. Flashing the bios back to a previous version may or may not improve the  The situation. 

 

What i propose is to get another bios chip to replace the old and damaged one. Just like that

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45 minutes ago, seth125 said:

It might sound crazy but my theory is the BIOS chip got corrupted on its own a while ago, keeping in mind I have this board since 2013. Updating the bios didn't fix it, and I would say made things even worse. Flashing the bios back to a previous version may or may not improve the  The situation. 

 

What i propose is to get another bios chip to replace the old and damaged one. Just like that

As long as it's not prohibitively expensive, I'd say go ahead and get a new bios chip. 


COMPUTER: Mobile Battlestation  |  CPU: INTEL I7-8700k |  Motherboard: Asus z370-i Strix Gaming  | GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 FTW ACX 3.0 | Cooler: Scythe Big Shuriken 2 Rev. b |  PSU: Corsair SF600 | HDD: Samsung 860 evo 1tb

 

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